Brisbane Writers Festival 2014 – and a revelation

As usual I had a great time at BWF. I love that every year I can come home with something new, be it knowledge on a new topic or style of writing; ideas on my current projects (or the beginnings of new ones); or an introduction to a new creative pathway, something I had never... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about the Bechdel Test

Here’s another rambling catalogue of my thoughts as I explore the workings of feminism. This time it is about the Bechdel Test, the famous measure by which books, movies, TV shows, and all variety of stories are tested against for gender bias. The criteria are quite simple: It has to have at least two women... Continue Reading →


Characters are so hard to get right. Sometimes you forget how hard it can be when you fill your brain with so much good reading material; you don't notice the good characters (that's how it should be). However the last two books I have read have had the kind of main characters that just didn't... Continue Reading →

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